All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘browsers’

Internet Explorer Is Pretty Much Dead

Yes, this is a headline from 2015. You might think that Microsoft’s much-maligned web browser has been dying for years – and you’d be right. But now it’s seemingly official. Microsoft is abandoning the Internet Explorer brand. Microsoft has already announced its brand new web browser, codenamed Project Spartan. And we’ve had more than subtle hints that IE was on …

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Shareaholic Browser Report: Safari Is On The Rise

Shareaholic has released its latest Browser Share Report, which indicates that Safari is creeping up in market share. The data comes from 250 million web users visiting over 200,000 publishers in Shareaholic’s network. Here’s how it shook out over the past eight months: “As someone responsible for a website, you should make it a point to know which the most …

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Chrome Is Now the Most Popular Browser in the U.S.

Back in May of 2012, Google’s Chrome browser overtook Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser and became the most popular browser in the world. Now, just a little over a year later, Chrome has finally topped Internet Explorer in the United States. As of June, 2013, Chrome is the most used browser in the U.S. The news comes to us from StatCounter, …

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Internet Explorer 10 Adoption Slow Going, Still Strong Overall

In a perfect world, everybody who uses Internet Explorer would be on the latest version so all the problems affecting IE8 wouldn’t be happening. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on who you ask, IE10 is only available on Windows 8. That means Microsoft’s latest browser isn’t doing super well in its second month on the market since Windows 8 isn’t doing …

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Internet Explorer Use and Murder Rates Have an Interesting Relationship

Correlation (n.) – the state or relation of being correlated; specifically : a relation existing between phenomena or things or between mathematical or statistical variables which tend to vary, be associated, or occur together in a way not expected on the basis of chance alone (Merriam-Webster) Causation (n.) – a.) the act or process of causing b.) the act or …

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‘Safari’ Wasn’t Named ‘Freedom’ Because That Sounded Like a Feminine Hygiene Product

Steve Jobs apparently liked the name “Freedom” for a web browser. Makes sense – Apple’s foray into the browser world could have been seen as “freedom” from the oppressive rule of Internet Explorer. But “Freedom” was nixed, in part to concerns that Apple’s yet-to-be-released browser should not be named after a feminne hygiene product. At least that’s how the story …

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Google Updates WhatBrowser.org; 43 Languages, Mobile Support

Google says that no matter which browser you choose, you should at least be informed on whether or not it’s updated and what the other options are. Three years ago, they created a site that answers those questions and more. Although WhatBrowser.org is a Google creation, they don’t simply recommend that everyone switches to the newest version of Chrome. For …

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Both iOS & Android Users Pretty Content with Default Browsers

Safari is a perfectly acceptable browser to most iOS users, and the default Android browser is perfectly acceptable to most Android users. That’s that takeaway from a new study from ad network Chitika, who analyzed recent mobile browser usage in the U.S. and Canada. Chitika looked at hundreds of millions of online impressions from their ad network during a week-long …

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New Kindle Fire Devices Point Users To Trending Web Content

It looks like Amazon has gone with Microsoft’s Bing as its default search engine on the new Kindle Fire devices’ Silk browser, but the browser also has some other new things in store, compared to the previous version. The latest version of Silk has improved page load speeds, improved HTML5 support, and some UI changes. Here’s what it looks like: …

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Chrome For iPhone, iPad Gets First Update

Google announced its first update for Chrome on iPhone and iPad in version 21 / 21.0.1180.77. The update adds the ability to share directly from Chrome to social networks and email. Other features include: “more actionable” sync sign in error messages, improved detection for the welcome tour, and fixes for pages loading blank in Incognito mode. Not a huge update, …

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Ex-Mozilla Employee Knows Why Firefox Is Losing To Chrome

It’s no secret that Firefox is losing the browser wars to Google Chrome. Everybody loves the simplicity and ease of use that Chrome brings with it. I would use Chrome if I didn’t have Waterfox and its wonderful 64-bit version of Firefox. It turns out that even a former Mozilla employee, Jono DiCarlo, recognizes this and lays out what he …

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Take A Journey Through Four Years Of The Browser Wars

Oh how things have changed since 2008, when most of the world was browsing the web via Internet Explorer. It’s no secret that IE has been leaking market share over the past few years, but now we have a pretty visualization that shows exactly how the globe became a little less reliant on Microsoft’s revolutionary web browser. Ok, “a little …

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